Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Police raid IPOB/ESN hideout in Enugu, kill two


The Police Command in Enugu State says it has raided hideouts of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, and its Jap Safety Community, ESN, arm within the Akwuke axis of Enugu metropolis.

The police operatives met with resistance from the renegades who opened hearth upon sighting them, however had been subdued by the superior firepower of the police, resulting in the killing of two members of the group.

The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, mentioned in a press release on Sunday that the Police performed the raid on Saturday at about 2:30 a.m.

He mentioned different members of the outlawed group escaped with varied gunshot wounds.

He mentioned one AK-47 rifle, one Sub-Machine Gun (SMG), one stainless Pump-Motion Gun (PAG), 27 reside and 23 expended rounds of seven.62 mm calibre ammunition had been recovered after the raid and gun duel.

In accordance with him, police additionally recovered 5 reside cartridges and a small blue-coloured Gideon New Testomony Bible most likely used to hide objects suspected to be appeal.

“In pursuance of the proactive/crime prevention methods devised by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, police operatives of Anti-Cultism Tactical Squad carried out an intelligence-guided raid of a suspected IPOB/ESN hideout in Akwuke neighborhood in Enugu metropolis.

“A preliminary investigation reveals that the breech variety of the recovered AK-47 was wiped off.

“The legal components are chargeable for a number of assaults and carting away of law enforcement officials rifles, because the rifle’s journal bore the Nigeria Police Power color. Additional discreet investigations are ongoing,” he mentioned.

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